Who says racism is only alive and thriving in the deep South? Sean Penn, who is known for his charity work in Haiti, will probably have to put out an uncomfortable statement or two to explain away the reasoning for his son Hopper‘s repulsive use of the n-word and the f-word.

After Hopper made his way to the building where his father went it, he shoved a photographer who was documenting the scene and called him a “faggot.” As if that wasn’t bad enough, he closed out with, “Shut the fuck up you fucking nigger.” TMZ has the footage on film.


The good thing is that Hopper doesn’t have a career to tarnish, so this actually doesn’t damage his reputation that much. The bad news is that it does, however, damage his father’s.

Hopper has already started his mea culpas, since the tape got out. TMZ has this from the young foul-mouthed punk.

“I was accosted by paparazzi and made to feel like an animal – threatened and under attack, but that does not condone my own actions.” He adds, “I deeply regret my choice of words.”

Right. And I’m sure he’ll follow this statement up by saying, “But I’m not racist! I have all of Lil’ Wayne’s albums … and my BEST FRIEND IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD is black.”

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